Looking to 2023 with hope

Hope is a theme in my next Second World War women’s fiction novel, The Secrets of Grey Oaks Hall. In both the historical and contemporary timelines, female protagonists hold to hope and the promise of better times ahead when life—and living it—are dark. Hope is also...

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The season of giving

Since I live in a small town with no home mail delivery, I receive mail via a box at the local post office. At this time of year, when Floppy Ears dons her festive red coat and we take our daily walk to the post office, that box is stuffed with glossy catalogues,...

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Time to “Breathe”

Most of us take breathing for granted, exemplified by the expression “as natural as breathing.” Breathing is natural…until it isn’t. As some of you know, I have asthma, a chronic lung condition. Although my asthma is usually well-controlled, this autumn I’ve had a...

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The blessings of friendship in life & books

Returning from my blog hiatus, I welcome new subscribers and send warm wishes to you all. Along with family, both my romances and women’s fiction celebrate the blessings of friendship. The bonds I share with friends are amongst the most important in my life and I...

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The “dog days of summer” and a blog hiatus

It’s the time of year here in Canada that my mother and grandmothers called the "dog days of summer." Between late July and early August, life slows. Road traffic isn’t as heavy. Email volume is lighter. Even social media engagement drops as life outdoors is more...

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